Ultra modern cool hotel. Could do a little better in the bed (have proper bed sheets), but has good environment and friendly people. It is on the expensive side though. Also, this part of Bowery St. is still a bit on the shady side, so I did not feel safe out in the street at night.
Stayed for a week and, I suppose, the single most impressive aspect is the view. Either from my 15th floor room or from the top floor bar where the views are just absolutely stunning. I never tired of sitting up there looking out at the view (and traffic congestion).
I generally stay in NYC once a month - but first time in citizenM and the views alone would make it a certain for a return.
A close second is the staff. So damn friendly. Even striking a conversation up in the lift! (Normally non-conversation territory).
...and this just beats the location into third place by a smidgen. This is by far the best part of town. It has a bit a more 'edge' to it but seems more genuine than mid-town. Now stayed in Bowery a few times and think it ticks all the right boxes. Easy to get around. Chinatown. Little Italy. SoHo et al. Can walk across the Manhattan Bridge into DUMBO. I love Chinatown. So bustling.
You can walk up into midtown if you wish - about an hour. Get to see a lot. Quicker than a cab! Subway just round the corner.
...I'm starting to gush about the place now.
On the slight negatives; the rooms are a tad small i.e. NY size but for the money maybe a little bigger w/have been nice. Despite being in an IT/tech business I found the controls on the iPad for all the whizzy stuff a bit OTT. Luckily there were switches! Felt the food in the canteen was maybe a little below the other excellent standards in the hotel. That said, I felt breakfast was very good value. A bargain compared to if you strolled out.
The Lower Lounge is an excellent place to sit and do some work/emails. (Clearly, you are only allowed in if you have a Mac ????! I joke - but it's that sort of place).
I feel guilty for making the small negatives (but trying to be objective). The bed was amazingly comfortable and room impeccably clean.
Cutting to the chase - a cracking hotel in a cracking location. If you can get a good deal on the prices then I'd say why look anywhere else!
...gosh those views. I will miss them.
I really, really love this (Dutch) no-nonsense hotel. The rooms are small, but who needs space in NY? Everything you need is there: a very good bed, a good shower, a beautiful view and a very, very helpful staff.
The rooms are super-clean, with no carpet but wood on the floor.
And the beds, wow. Usually, when we get home, I'm so happy to be in my own bed again. But in this hotel, it really didn't make any difference, we slept like at home. Everything is well thought of, from being able to make local phone calls from your room through Skype (which hardly costs anything), to a travel adapter. If I have to mention something: there are only rooms for 2 persons. This summer we'll be traveling to NY again, but this time with our kids. Unfortunately, we cannot stay at the CitizenM then because of this.
Cool roof top bar.
Nice downstairs coffee/breakfast/lounge.
Convenient to SOHO, Chinatown, Little Italy...sort of where they all meet.
Close to 6 line to get to grand central.
Rooms are small but great use of space.
The common areas at the Bowery hotel are much bigger than those in the two in Amsterdam.
All bartenders are good, yet Jose the bartender is great.
Great centrally located, hip hotel in the Bowery. Hopped the subway to tour the highlights of Manhattan. Great rooftop! Room size is on the small side but it worked and we had a huge picture window with a west city view.
Love the automated shades.
Went to NYC for business and a weekend at the MoMA with my lover, and we had a great time. CitizenM created a great space for life to be explored. Breakfast enjoyable. Rooms clean. Staff helpful and friendly.
The hotel room are on the small side, but all have king size beds with great views. The roof top bar views of New York City are awesome. Chinatown, Little Italy, Wall Street and NY City Hall are within walking distance asa are NYU and St John University.
Very impressed with the rooms - clean and simple, yet so comfortable. Everything I needed in a well designed compact space. I was able to work in room. Convenient to subway and getting to Time Square for meetings.
This location is so much better than staying in noisy Time Square.